Paint concrete- need your help!

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Has anyone had any luck painting concrete flooring with GOOD results? I want to paint and stencil my floors after I remove the carpet. Process? Do I have to seal concrete first? Need your help!! THANK YOU!!!!!!

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  • Patrice Paige Patrice Paige on Feb 20, 2018
    Check out Sherwin Williams concrete stains and paints, I have used them in the past with good results. Also check out the link below
  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 20, 2018
    im not sure when my basement floor was painted, but it’s peeling up. It’s not something I would do.
    • Pauliegirl1 Pauliegirl1 on Feb 20, 2018
      Thank you Dfm....Sorry yours did not work out!! I am determined...research and more research....ABD all these lovely Hometalkers!!
  • Melanie Melanie on Feb 20, 2018
    never had luck with paint but last summer I got wood stain spilled some and loved it.i did my whole concrete front porch and stairs.still there even through the winter snow
    • Pauliegirl1 Pauliegirl1 on Feb 20, 2018
      Thanks Melanie...after doing some research, I think you may be right!! Would love to stain and then paint over with my stencil?? Still have plenty of research to do...brands, cost differences, and so much more!! Uuk...I do hate to research....gotta do it!!! LOL!!!
  • Janice Janice on Feb 20, 2018
    After the carpet is removed, you'll likely be left with concrete with some extra dribbles and drops of hardened concrete, plus you'll need to need the tacking strips from all around the perimeter of the room where the carpet was attached and stretched. Thousands of nails and staples to deal with. After getting it thoroughly cleaned and the chunkies removed, you'll need to use some type of sealer like Kilz or Zinsser as a base. This can be rolled on with a paint roller and brushed on near the wall. There a stencils available to use to make the painted surface look like large Italian tiles or whatever design you choose. Just realize it is a painted service and so is not as durable as tile. When moving furniture, it will easily unless you protect it with sliders or soft cloth beneath what you are moving. I painted a very old basement concrete floor with wall paint before I sold a home and it really lightened and cleaned up the dreary area, but I doubt that it has held up well if the area is used constantly. Maybe talk with one of the staff at Home Depot or Lowes to see what they recommend you use. They probably hear from customers what has worked well and what has not. Good luck! You can customize it to exactly what you envision.
    • Pauliegirl1 Pauliegirl1 on Feb 20, 2018
      Thanks Janice...Very Helpful!!! I think I want to stain it now?? After a little more research it seems that might?? be a cheaper route?? Not sure, still have to do MORE research...Uukk!! Not a favorite thing to do!! Although I do want to make the right choice, the easiest. and one that will stand time....at least 3-5 yrs....Back to more research!!!
  • Daniel D Brewer Daniel D Brewer on Feb 20, 2018
    All paint on concreate will fail over time. It dedpends where the floor is and what the use of the space is. Both hOME dEPO AND lOWES CARY PRODUCtS THAT SEEM TO HOLD UP WELL TO RESIDENTAL USE. Look into concrete stain.
    • Pauliegirl1 Pauliegirl1 on Feb 21, 2018
      Thank you Daniel...YES, you are right!! Still researching, but, I do believe stain is the way to go!!
  • Melanie Melanie on Feb 21, 2018
    we have a store called job lot.I got a gal. of stain for 7.oo I cant remember the name and finished the can.if you have one of those "kind" of stores cost is cheap for name brand product and if you try corner spot and hate it not a big hit on budget.MY SCOTTISH BLOOD wont let me over spend.lol good luck
  • Pauliegirl1 Pauliegirl1 on Feb 21, 2018
    Awesome Janice!! I took a look and yes it was informative!! As I do more and more research, painting concrete vs. staining....it looks like staining is the best option for longevity....NOW....cost comparison, yet more research....Uukk!! I need someone to do that for me...LOL!!!! Thank you Janice for your time!!!